January 31, 2012

Simon Cowell Thanks Axed Us X Factor Trio

US 'X Factor' boss Simon Cowell has thanked judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones after they were axed from the show.
The show boss paid tribute to the trio after they were dropped from the series and wished them success in their careers - but he also announced plans to work with Paula on another project in the "near future".
The music mogul said in a statement: "I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of 'The X Factor' last year. We had a lot of fun making the show together and importantly, we found some real talent and stars.
"You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future.
"I'm sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next, but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year."
Following Simon's statement, Nicole took to her twitter account to confirm she will not be returning to the US version of the show and she now plans to create "great music" in 2012.
She tweeted: "I wanted to let you know directly from me that it's true I won't be returning to 'The X Factor'. Looking forward to an exciting year ahead and making great music and more! I'm grateful for the love you always give me."
Earlier today (31.01.12), Paula confirmed she is leaving the show and Steve Jones expressed his disappointment at being given the chop from the next series.
He wrote on twitter: "I wont be hosting next seasons X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show. (sic)"

Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger To Leave The X Factor With Steve Jones

Simon Cowell is reportedly making major changes to The X Factor. Reports indicate the former American Idol judge has decided to axe Paula Abdul along with Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones. Jones confirmed his departure from the show on Monday and a Fox spokesperson confirmed Scherzinger’s exit, but rumors about Abdul’s status as an X Factor judge have not been addressed.

Cowell invited Abdul to join the judge’s panel along with himself, Scherzinger and LA Reid after she left American Idol in 2009. "I missed her the second she left (Idol). Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. I don't know what it is about her, but I've always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she's right. I've never found anyone better than her,” he said at the time.

Neither Cowell nor Abdul has commented. The first season of The X Factor wrapped up last December with Melanie Amaro being declared the winner. The second season will premiere this fall.

January 30, 2012

Elton Planning To Scale Back On Touring When Son Starts School

Sir Elton John is planning to cut back on his tour commitments in the coming years so he can be by his young son's side when he starts school.

The I'm Still Standing hitmaker has been busy travelling the globe with his partner David Furnish and their 13-month-old son Zachary ever since the tot was born, but John admits that's all going to stop soon.

He explains, "At the moment, he's portable so he can come with us. He's been to Hawaii twice, Australia, Italy, France, Singapore, Canada. He comes where we go. That's going to be a little more difficult when he's four years old and we take him to school. I want to be there much more when he's in school."

Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award® for her Role in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland

Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” This is White’s second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award® in the same category last year.

“Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.

“There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “She’s hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there’s nothing she can’t do. We’re grateful to work with her on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and couldn’t be more proud of her continued achievements.”

On The Red Carpet: 18th Annual Screen Actors Guilds Awards

Highlights On the Red Carpet and On Stage at the 2012 SAG Awards. 

All Photos: Courtesy of Image.net

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The 2012 SAG Awards Winners List

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, "The Help

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Betty White, "Hot In Cleveland"

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

"Modern Family"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce"

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Paul Giamatti, "Too Big to Fail"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A

Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire"

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Viola Davis, "The Help"

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

"The Help"

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

"Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II"

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

"Game of Thrones"

January 29, 2012

Video Watch—Ladies In Red: Hollywood Babes Rocking the Color Of Love

Kim Kardashian, Kate Beckinsale, Heather Graham and more hotties are getting ready for Valentine's Day on the red carpet.

Cher Laughs Off Death Rumors and Tweet's She's "Not Going Anywhere"

Cher laughed off rumours of her death and assured fans that she is very much alive and kicking. False news of the pop star’s death hit Twitter on Friday and the prank managed to fool a number of celebrity fans including socialite Kim Kardashian.

“Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? Omg (oh my God)... I hope this is a Twitter joke and not true. I don’t see it on the news anywhere. I’m praying its (sic) not true...,” a website has quoted her as tweeting.

The rumours soon reached Cher herself and the singer was so amused by the story, she even joked on the social networking site about writing a song called Rip for her new album.

“Well here I am Tweeting from the HereAfter! It’s very blue up here & thank God they gave me a view of the sea, palm trees and a Balinese house... Lovelies,” she said.

“I’m not going anywhere till i finish this fkng (sic) album! The only Rip I know how 2 (sic) do is ‘Rip it up! Kick a** and take no prisoners!... Just had great idea... I’m going to ask (my songwriter) to write a song 4 (sic) album!” she added.

Katy Perry Makes First Post-Split Appearance

Katy Perry
was smiling Friday night in Las Vegas as she stepped out for her first U.S. public appearance since her split with husband Russell Brand just before New Year’s.

Katy was at the 1OAK club at the Mirage Hotel to support GiveLove.org, a charity founded by Patricia Arquette that helps Haiti’s earthquake victims, and she walked down the red carpet sporting blue hair and a sexy black cocktail dress.

The event was co-hosted by her best friend, jewelry designer Markus Molinari, who toldPeople magazine that the singer was doing “amazing” and she’d decided to attend the event because “that’s what friends do.”

At the event, which was also attended by David Arquette and Balthazar Getty, Katy and J. Molinari jewelers, the company for which Markus works, presented a $50,000 check to GiveLove.

After the event, Katy tweeted, “Thanks to everyone who helped out w/the @givelove event at Mirage & 1 Oak LV. Go to http://www.givelove.org to see how u can MAKE a difference!”

January 28, 2012

Liam Neeson's 'The Grey' Howling Its Way To $18 Million Weekend

Liam Neeson's new thriller 'The Grey' is expected to comfortably win the box-office battle this weekend. The movie, which sees Neeson's character attempting to evade a pack of Alaskan wolves, took around $6.5 million on Friday and should have taken $18 million by Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The early success of the movie appears to cement Neeson's unlikely new status as one of Hollywood's most bankable action stars. Recent turns in 'Taken' and 'Unknown' were both hugely popular with audiences, and 'The Grey' is likely to pick up where they left off. Elsewhere at this weekend's box office, Katherine Heigl stars in 'One for the Money', based on the detective novels of author Janet Evanovich. The actress plays the unemployed and newly divorced Stephanie Plum, who manages to land a job at her cousin's bail-bond business and is assigned the job of tracking down a local cop from her romantic past. After taking around $4.3 million on Friday, One for the Money is expected to take around $12 million this weekend to finish in second place. The weekend's third new movie, action-thriller Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington, had an underwhelming Friday by taking just $2.5 million. The film is likely to gross around $6 million over the weekend.

Liam Neeson is currently filming a sequel to 'Taken', in which his character Bryan Mills is taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper he killed in the original movie.

Lindsay Lohan Sued For Hitting Woman With Her Car

Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a woman whom she allegedly hit with her car in 2010.

The actress was driving her Maserati in West Hollywood on September 1, 2010 when she hit Nubia Del Carmen Preza as Preza was crossing an intersection on foot, according to the lawsuit, which claims that Preza suffered "disabling and serious personal injuries, pain, suffering and anguish."

Lohan's spokesman Steve Honig dismissed the claim, noting that neither Lohan nor her lawyers had been served with the lawsuit, in which Preza and her attorneys are seeking damages for all her medical expenses and lost time at work.

Earlier this month, Lohan was sued for allegedly striking paparazzo Grigor Balyan with her car when he was trying to shoot pictures of her. She is currently on probation for a 2007 drunk driving case.

January 27, 2012

Iggy Pop Is Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador

Iggy Pop will be the Record Store Day 2012 ambassador.

The punk rocker said of the honor: "As Record Store Day Ambassador for 2012 I feel like a representative from some exotic jungle full of life and death and sex and anger, called upon to wear a leopard skin and translate joy to the world of the dead."

He added that record stores formed his musical career: "I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. Small indie shops have always been a mix of theatre and laboratory. [. . .] Clerks in these places became managers, (like Brian Epstein), label heads, (Jac Holzman) and faces on album covers (like me)."

Record Store Day takes place every year on April 21 and features exclusive releases and special shows to celebrate independent record shops.

Katy Perry To Host The Grand Opening Of 1 Oak At The Mirage In Las Vegas

Katy Perry will be hosting the 1 Oak At The Mirage grand opening in Las Vegas on January 27.

The event—a charity fundraiser for the GiveLove charity—will see Perry joined by J. Molinari jewelry designers Markus Molinari andJason Arasheben and the recording artist Ferras. Proceeds from the event benefit the charity's efforts to provide temporary housing solutions and sanitation systems in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

The opening marks Perry's first appearance since announcing her split from British comedian Russell Brand, after which she pulled out of her appearance at the People's Choice Awards earlier this month. A source near Perry told Celebuzz.com: "This event was in the works before the divorce, but she wouldn't miss this one."

Added Eli Pacino, managing partner of 1 Oak: "Markus Molinari & Katy Perry are best friends, coming together to bring awareness to an amazing cause GiveLove.org."

Cher Is Not Dead!—Twitter Hoax

Despite what you may have read on Twitter, Cher is not dead.

Rumors were flying fast and furious last night and into this morning on Twitter, where “RIP Cher” had become a trending topic.

It seems a user who goes be @Lorraine_Star “retweeted” a fake CNN tweet:
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Michael Jackson Immortalized By Children On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Michael Jackson’s legacy has been cemented.
Using their father’s shoes, and a sequined glove, the King of Pop’s three children,Prince, Blanket, and Paris, immortalized their late father in front of Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Prince told the crowd that this was his dad’s lifetime achievement award and that this is what he strived to get.
The touching ceremony brought out Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars including Justin Bieber, who sang his version of Michael’s Rockin’ Robin.
The matriarch of the famous musical family Katherine Jackson spoke to fans saying that it was a very good celebration and that if Michael were here he would agree.
Michael may have left too soon, but thankfully his legacy will last forever.

Brad Pitt Says He Wants to Marry Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt admitted he wants to marry longterm girlfriend Angelina Jolie soon, despite once declaring the couple would not wed until gay marriage is legalized in the US.

"We'd actually like to and it seems to mean more and more to our kids," the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. "We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out."

The 48-year-old movie star, who is up for Best Actor in this year's Oscars, said his change of heart was partly down to the couple's six children.

"It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot," he said. "And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."

The actor did not disclose whether he had proposed to Jolie, 36, adding, "I'm not going to go any further."
But he reiterated his support for gay marriage, saying, "... to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous."
Pitt also did not rule out having more kids with his partner of seven years.
"We haven't closed the book on it," he told the magazine. "There's a really nice balance in the house right now, but if we see the need and get that lightning bolt that says, 'We can help this person; we could do something here,' then absolutely." Read more>>

911 Tape: Demi Moore “Convulsing” After She “Smoked Something”

Demi Moore’s trip to a Los Angeles hospital Monday night came after she smoked an unknown substance that caused her to have convulsions, according to the newly-released tape of the 911 call placed from her Los Angeles home. The female caller, who has not been identified, told the dispatcher that Moore smoked a substance similar to incense.

"She smoked something. It's not marijuana, but it's similar to it. It's similar to incense. She seems to be having convulsions of some sort,” the caller says.

“She's semi-conscious, barely. She's convulsing. She's shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the woman adds.

An unidentified man then gives directions to Moore’s house.

After the actress’s hospitalization, her rep released a statement saying she is entering treatment to improve her “overall health.” “Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends,” the rep said.

The 49-year-old’s health problems come two months after she announced her split from her husband of 6 years, Ashton Kutcher. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life,” she said at the time. “This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation."

Matt Damon in Alo!

Courtesy: Redlight

Matt Damon was recently seen sporting a black Alo Performance Tee while vacationing in St. Barts with his wife and “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth. The actor rocked his Alo tee while sliding off a giant water slide from the couples yacht, swimming in the ocean, and enjoying an action packed vacation.
Through the use of recycled and minimal impact materials, Alo creates high performance active wear that delivers superb function, fit and style. With environmentally mindful design and production processes, Alo men's and women's collections utilize eco-friendly performance fabrics that provide outstanding comfort and results.
Check out more amazing active wear styles at www.alosport.com

Hallmark Channel Eyes Marie Osmond for Daytime Show

Hallmark Channel is in negotiations with Marie Osmond to launch a show on its daytime lineup, a network spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

The channel said Osmond would host a lifestyle show, though it had no further details about the proposed format. She currently appears in a Las Vegas variety show with her brother Donny Osmond.

The news follows reports earlier this month that Hallmark would not renew daytime talker The Martha Stewart Show, with new episodes set to end in May and repeats running through the summer. That would leave a spot for Osmond's show to join the lineup in the fall, though the network spokesperson said the fall schedule has not yet been determined.

Hallmark also said it is still in discussions with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia about the company's other programs on the channel, Emeril's Table and Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn.

The Martha Stewart Show debuted on Hallmark in September 2010 after years in broadcast syndication. The show's production expense and middling ratings were said to be a factor in the network's decision to seek other daytime programming options.

Source:Broadcasting Cable

New “Dancing with the Stars” Premieres Monday, March 19

As announced today on “Good Morning America,” this season’s spectacular new cast of celebrities for “Dancing with the Stars” will be announced live from the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 exclusively during “Good Morning America” (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The major announcement returns to “GMA” in a morning that will be packed with big surprises.

The stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back on ABC! “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 14 on MONDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) with a sensational two-hour season premiere, then on TUESDAY, MARCH 27, with the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. 

January 26, 2012

Vanessa Hudgens To Donate One of A Kind Candie's Couture Gown Auction To Beefit Stand Up To Cancer

Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens has donated  the Candie’s Couture dress she wore at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for a public charity auction on eBay to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The silk georgette size-two gown, frosted with silver baby sequins, designed exclusively for Hudgens, will go live Monday, January 23rd at 4PM PT/7PM ET through Thursday, February 2 at 4PM PT/7PM ET at ebay.com/vanessahudgens. 

“I am proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and all the incredible work they do,” said Hudgens.  “Cancer touches all of our lives in some way and I am honored to donate this gorgeous Candie’s Couture gown to help to raise funds and awareness for this important initiative.”

Hudgens, a strong SU2C supporter, participated in the star-studded “Change the Odds” PSA and was part of the 2010 Stand Up To Cancer telecast. Photos from the event can be found on her official website http://vanessahudgensofficial.com/news/stand-up-to-cancer-event/.

“We are very grateful to Vanessa and eBay for their ongoing support,” said Stand Up to Cancer co-founder and Entertainment Industry Foundation CEO Lisa Paulsen. “This generous donation and exciting auction helps further our mission to fund innovative life-saving research.”

This is Hudgen’s first auction through eBay Celebrity, a unique eBay shopping destination that auctions off celebrity-donated merchandise and memorabilia, benefiting charitable causes.  Other eBay celebrity participants include: Christina Aguilera, Jeff Bridges, Michael Cooper, Robert Duvall, Jimmie Johnson, Wladimir Klitschko, Sienna Miller, Hayden Panettiere, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Troy Polamalu, Tarina Tarantino, and Joe Walsh.

January 25, 2012

Elton John Aids Foundation Celebrates 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will celebrate its 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2012 at the newly re-designed West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.  Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the gala event sponsored by Chopard, Neuro and Wells Fargo. This year celebrity chef Cat Cora will prepare a special menu to be served to guests seated to watch a live telecast of the 84th Academy Awards. Following dinner, Grammy nominated Foster the People will take the stage to perform. 
The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 20 years, this annual event has raised millions of dollars thanks to the generosity of the Foundation's supporters.  The money raised is used to increase EJAF's investments in its grant-making initiatives, which support HIV prevention and treatment programs, stigma reduction efforts, and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially marginalized populations with special needs.
This annual event has historically attracted the biggest names from the culinary community to prepare dinner for guests and this year is no exception.  Celebrity chef Cat Cora, supported by Los Angeles Crumble Catering, will prepare an exquisite 5-course meal for guests that will include sesame encrusted lamb meatballs with harissa yogurt, sauteed sea bass with lemon couscous and piquillo pepper saffron sauce, and chocolate budino with whipped cream and fresh berries.  Cat Cora made television history when she became the first and only female Iron Chef on The Food Network's "Iron Chef America," has authored three top-selling cookbooks, and opened three restaurants including Cat Cora's Kitchen, which opened in April 2012. 
Following dinner Grammy nominated Foster the People will perform for guests.  Best known for their hit single "Pumped Up Kicks" off their debut album Torches, this trio will have guests moving to their towering choruses, gut-leveling lyrics and rhythmic beats.
This year's event co-chairs are Bill & Tani Austin, Johnny & Edwina Barbis, Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi, John Demsey, Drs. Jeffrey & Nancy Gallups, Tim Hanlon & Anthony Klatt, David Geffen, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Hugh Jackman & Deborah-Lee Furness, Diana Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Sandra Lee, Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin, Eric & Janet McCormack, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Tyler Perry,Caroline Scheufele, Sharon Stone, Steve Tisch, Steven Tyler, Edward Walson and John Waters.

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Madonna Working To Get Fit For Super Bowl

Madonna is "working hard" to be fit for her performance at the Super Bowl XLVI Half Time Show next month.

The 'Frozen' singer admitted she has suffered some minor injuries lately - including a pulled hamstring and a sore nose after hitting herself with a microphone - but is doing everything possible to ensure she gives the performance of a lifetime during the break in the showpiece NFL game.

She said: "I have a pulled hamstring and I have a little red dot on my nose where I wounded myself with my microphone.

"I'm going to dance and sing my butt off for the Super Bowl. I'm working so hard on it."

Madonna also revealed a "very special guest" will join her on stage during the 12-minute performance but refused to elaborate on who it will be.

The show will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5 and it has been reported she will preview her new single at the event. It has previously been claimed the singer beat off competition from Lady Gaga to land the gig.

A source said: "When Madonna heard Gaga was in the frame, she knew she had to step up her efforts. She is going to deliver the kind of show never seen before in NFL history."

Other artists to have performed at the Super Bowl Half Time Show include Prince, U2, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, The Who and Janet Jackson - who caused controversy in 2004 when Justin Timberlake tore open her top to reveal her right breast during their duet.

Paul Mccartney's Wife Resigns From Nyc Transportation Board

Paul Mccartney's new bride Nancy Shevell has officially resigned from her post at New York City's public transportation board.

Shevell, who wed the Beatles singer in London last October (11), stepped down from her job at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday (Jan 25) after 11 years of service.

The Big Apple native announced her resignation at the organisation's monthly meeting, telling her fellow colleagues, "(Good luck on the) massive challenges ahead of you... I am so very emotional and sad right now."

Shevell was appointed to the position by then-Governor George Pataki in 2001. Her term officially expired last year (11).

Nick Cannon Undergoes Another Procedure In Hospital

Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon returned to hospital on Wednesday (25Jan12) to undergo further treatment for acute kidney failure.

The America's Got Talent host was taken ill during a family vacation in Aspen, Colorado in December (11) and he underwent surgery in early January (12).

He bounced back with an appearance at the recent Bet Honours in Washington, D.C. but visited doctors again this week for a routine procedure.

In a series of Twitter.com posts on Wednesday, he writes, "Back at the hospital, but no worries its (sic) only for the day. I will be back at work tomorrow!

"Not an emergency. This was a scheduled procedure. I just dislike hospitals."

Avril Lavigne Sells Beverly Hills Home

Avril Lavigne has sold her Bel Air mansion for $8.5 million.

The 'Complicated' singer - who bought the palatial property in 2006 with her then husband Deryck Whibley - sold the 12,184 square-foot, eight bedroom, ten bathroom home to Los Angeles Clippers basketball star Chris Paul, according to gossip website TMZ.

The home features a two-storey foyer, dual offices, a ten-car garage, a wine cellar, large gym with bath and sauna, laundry and staff quarters and a private courtyard.

The master bedroom contains a kitchenette, fireplace, patio, custom walk-in closets and dual baths.

Avril, 27, and Sum 41 star Deryck, 31 split in 2010 after four years of marriage but despite their break-up, she insists the pair will always be very close.

The former couple worked with each other on Avril's most recent album 'Goodbye Lullaby' and as well as being good friends, she still has a lot of respect for his work.

She said: "I have a lot of respect for him as an artist. He's one of the most talented people I know. He did an awesome job on my album.

"We're very good friends. He's family to me. We both respect and care for each other very much. We're in a great place."

Avril is currently dating reality TV star Brody Jenner.

Demi Moore Hospitalized

Newly single Demi Moore has entered treatment for exhaustion after being transported to a hospital by ambulance Monday night. The actress is seeking help with improving her “overall health,” according to her rep.

"Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends,” Moore’s rep said in a statement.

TMZ reports Moore was hospitalized after a 911 call was placed from her Los Angeles home shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. Paramedics reportedly treated her at the scene for about 30 minutes before taking her to a nearby hospital. It is unclear what prompted the 911 call.

Meanwhile, Moore’s rep has confirmed the 49-year-old has dropped out of the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace, in which she was supposed to play Gloria Steinem opposite Amanda Seyfried as the popular 70s porn star.

Moore’s health problems come two month after she announced her split from her husband of 6 years, Ashton Kutcher. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life,” she said at the time. “This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation."

Kutcher, 33, added, "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail."

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January 24, 2012

Katy Perry in Artisan de Luxe!

Katy Perry wore Artisan de Luxe at LAX yesterday. The newly single popstar looked edgy yet comfortable in her Artisan de Luxe Liz Studded Hoodie, $148http://www.shopadl.com/Artisan de Luxe offers a premium denim line for men and women complemented with knit and woven shirts, dresses, outerwear, fine jewelry and accessories.

Love Notes From Katy Perry and Keith Urban Are Most Desired This Valentine's Day

A nationwide survey results which found what singers Americans would most like to receive a love note from this Valentine’s Day. Of U.S. males who selected a provided female singer, Katy Perry came out on top with 34% of the vote while Keith Urban won 45% of the female vote.

At a time when people are racking their brains for something new and exciting to give to their significant other, results of this nationwide survey also uncovered what lovers truly want – dinner at a nice restaurant (57%), a hand-written love note (44%) and a home-cooked meal (38%).

The online survey of 2,541 U.S. adults ages 18 and older was conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Zebra Pen Corp., leaders in the writing instrument industry for more than 110 years.

The survey also found the below listed celebrity singers most captured America’s hearts:

· Taylor Swift (29%)

· BeyoncĂ© (21%)

· Lady Gaga (9%)

· Adele (6%)

· Bruno Mars (24%)

· Steven Tyler (19%)

· Jay-Z (6%)

· Justin Bieber (5%)

Other gifts ranked in the survey include:

· Flowers (29%)

· Jewelry (29%)

· Chocolates (28%)

· Spa treatment (26%)

· Cologne/Perfume (21%)

· Nothing (15%)

· Other (8%)

Oscar Nominations 2012: Academy Award Nominees List

The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. See who was snubbed and who made the list!

Best Picture
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Help"
"War Horse"
"The Tree of Life"
Best Actor
Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
Best Actress
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte, "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Max Von Sydow, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Director
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
JC Chandor, "Margin Call"
Asghar Farhadi, "A Separation"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, "Bridesmaids"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, "The Descendants"
John Logan, "Hugo"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, "The Ides of March"
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, "Moneyball"
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughn, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"
Best Animated Feature
"A Cat In Paris"
"Chico & Rita"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"Puss in Boots"
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Bullhead (Belgium)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Original Score
"The Adventures of Tintin," John Williams
"The Artist," Ludovic Bource
"Hugo," Howard Shore
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Alberto Iglesias
"War Horse," John Williams
Best Original Song
"Man or Muppet," The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio," Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett
Best Achievement in Art Direction
"The Artist"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Midnight in Paris"
"War Horse"
Best Achievement in Cinematography
"The Artist"
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
"The Tree of Life"
"War Horse"
Best Achievement in Costume Design
"The Artist"
"Jane Eyre"
Best Documentary Feature
"Hell and Back Again"
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"
Best Documentary Short Subject
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement?"
"God Is the Bigger Elvis"
"Incident in New Baghdad"
"Saving Face"
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
Best Achievement in Film Editing
"The Artist"
"The Descendants"
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Achievement in Makeup
"Albert Nobbs"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"The Iron Lady"
Best Animated Short Film
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life
Best Live Action Short Film
"The Shore"
"Time Freak"
"Tuba Atlantic"
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"War Horse"
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"War Horse"
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Real Steel"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"